World Cup should be free [Archives:2006/957/Letters to the Editor]

June 22 2006

Ali Sherif
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How is it possible that most East African countries are watching World Cup matches directly while in our region that's impossible? Football fans who cannot afford satellite cards number in millions in our region. The monopoly over the matches should have been waived to allow millions to watch the matches at no cost. My advice to decision makers is don't trade the spirit of the sport for money. We should thank the German Embassy for its generous contribution to make it possible for people who cannot afford to buy a card to watch the World Cup at public venues.